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There are certain positions which may ease your symptoms of breathlessness. This page explains what these are with useful diagrams to demonstrate them.
Please note: You can also download a copy of this information leaflet at the bottom of this page or view our full list of information leaflets.
Click on each of the images below for a larger diagram.
High side lying – rolled slightly forward
A pillow between your knees may make you more comfortable
Sitting at a table
Lean forward with your chest and head supported
Sitting leaning forward
Relax your arms on your thighs
Relax your arms
Standing leaning forward against a support
Standing leaning back, against a wall, with your feet slightly apart and away from the wall